As seen in Phoenix Magazine

Phoenix Magazine March 2010 Cover Simply Sweets featured in the March 2010 issue of Phoenix Magazine


Purple Birthday Cake Topped with Ribbon Roses

purple and brown birthday day cake

I created this cake for a friend's birthday - her 2 requests: purple and lots of chocolate! The cake is double chocolate sourcream cake, white chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream icing. The cake is iced brown and decorated with white and 2 shades of purple.

We also created a cake for her previous birthday (again the request was purple and chocolate):

purple white and brown birthday cake

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Leopard Print Jungle Animal Themed Baby Shower Cake and Cupcakes

animal leopard print baby shower cake

We created this leopard print baby shower cake for a jungle animal themed baby shower. They wanted a mix of cake and cupcakes so we created monogram cupcakes to coordinate with the cake. The cake was decorated with a leopard print pattern and we added a monkey and giraffe to the sides of the cake.

This cake was inspired by our zebra print birthday cake and very popular jungle animal baby shower cakes:

Leopard Print Jungle Animal Baby Shower Cake Inspirations

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4th Birthday Family Cake and Cupcakes for Preschool

4th birthday small birthday celebration cake

Simply Sweets also created the family birthday cake and cupcakes for preschool for the race car birthday boy. For the cake we did a simple stripe design with a 4 on top. The cupcakes are mini cupcakes topped with a 4 - perfect for preschoolers when you want to limit their sugar during the school day.

4th birthday mini cupcakes for preschool celebration

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Racecar Themed Cupcake Cake for a Hot Wheels Themed 4th Birthday

Race Car 4th Birthday Cupcake Cake for a Hot Wheels Themed Party

We created this large cupcake cake for a 4th birthday Hot Wheels themed celebration. The party was held at Busy Bodies in Glendale, AZ - my son attended this party and had a blast. Cupcake cakes are so great because they can be created with any number of cupcakes, can be made with a mix of flavors and are easy to serve!

We also created the birthday boy's 3rd birthday cake - a fire truck cupcake cake:

firetruck cupcake cake

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Red Black and Gold Hollywood Themed 10th Birthday Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes from 2009 so I can't believe I haven't even posted it yet! Due to computer issues and being so busy making cakes we are behind in posting all of our creations but working on catching up.

Black Red and Gold Hollywood Red Carpet themed 10th Birthday Cake

This cake was designed for a Hollywood themed 10th birthday party. The girls were going to arrive on a red carpet, be interviewed by Joan Rivers (the birthday girl's older sister was playing this party), dress up, Oscar party favors, and watch some movies. The cake is designed with a long red carpet draped down the cake, film reel, lots of sparkly stars with a 10 on top to resemble a movie sign. The black boa was the perfect finishing touch!

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Monster themed cake and cupcakes for a birthday

Our customer ordered this cake and cupcake combination to celebrate her husband's birthday - she delivered them to his work so he could share the cupcakes with coworkers and then save the cake for a birthday celebration at home. The monster cake was a fun one to create!

monster themed birthday cake

monster themed cupcakes

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels - Baby Shower Favor

We believe chocolate dipped treats make the perfect party favor - relatively low cost, don't add to your clutter, unique and tasty! These were ordered for a baby shower for a baby boy.

Blue chocolate dipped baby shower favors

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Pink Marshmallows and a Princess Castle

Pink Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Bouquet Centerpiece

This is a 1 tier version of our very popular princess castle cake - 10 inch round which serves approximately 30. We also created a bouquet of chocolate dipped marshmallows sprinkled with pink for the table centerpiece.

Princess Michelle White Pink Purple Caste Cake

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Poker Themed Cupcakes for a Vegas Birthday Road Trip

These cupcakes were ordered for a weekend in Vegas to celebrate a 40th birthday for a poker fan. Cupcakes were ordered because these travel easier. The cupcakes are topped with the hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs. A few cupcakes were topped with red and black 40s. We used our new black and red cupcake liners to coordinate with the theme.

Poker Vegas themed 40th birthday Cupcakes

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50th Birthday Package Cake

50th Birthday Package Cake Gold White and Blue

We created this package cake for a 50th birthday party. The cake was iced in her favorite color, blue, and we added gold and glittery white stars so that everything would sparkle on their table top which was going to be covered in lots of candles. Her favorite flower is roses so we added a few white ribbon roses on the side of the cake. Our package cakes are very popular for adult birthdays!

Design elements of this cake were inspired by our past creations including the Breakfast at Tiffanys bridal shower package cake and the 1st birthday shooting stars cake.

50th Birthday Package Cake inspirations

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Little Digger Construction Themed Baby Shower Cake

Little Digger Construction Themed Dump Truck Baby Shower Cake

We created this construction themed baby shower cake to coordinate with the Little Digger nursery theme. This cake was done in ivory, blue, red and yellows with a dump truck on top of the cake and tools on the side of the cake including a hammer, wrench and screw driver.

Little Digger Construction Themed Baby Shower Cake

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Black and White Zebra 6th Birthday Cake with Pink Boa

black white and pink zebra 6th birthday cake

We created this 6th birthday cake in our popular zebra print design with ribbon roses and a pink boa - we delivered this cake to Sweet and Sassy in the Noterra Shopping Center, Phoenix.

This cake was inspired by a few cakes that we've done in the past - zebra print birthday cake and sassy circles with the pink boa.

Pink Boa Zebra Birthday Cake Inspirations

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Christmas Business Gifts

Finishing up with the holiday blog posts and I wanted to share 2 orders that were ordered as business gifts. The first was a gift baskets filled with peppermint crunch bark, chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate dipped oreos, chocolate dipped peppermint sticks and a chocolate snowflake ornament. This basket was delivered to a business in Scottsdale, Arizona.

medium sized custom holiday themed gift basket filled with Simply Sweets chocolates

The second if a gift box of mini Christmas cupcakes delivered to a business in Tempe, Arizona. This order was placed by business associates in the Philippines - we can easily take orders through email and payment through paypal. We often take orders online locally, out of state and internationally - you may remember the princess castle cake that a soldier in Iraq ordered for his girlfriend in Phoenix.

Christmas minicupcakes gift delivery

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Sweet Stuff Holiday Edition - Department 56 Village

I collect Department 56 Original Snow Village buildings and two of my favorites are food related - Sweet Shop and Cooking School. I'm hoping they'll come out with a cake and cupcake shop so I can add that to my collection.

Department 56 Christmas Village - Sweet Shop and Cooking School

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Happy Holidays from Simply Sweets

Simply Sweets Wishes You a Happy Holidays

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Gingerbread Village at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Marriot Desert Ridge Gingerbread Village Display

I heard the pastry chef at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge created the largest gingerbread display in the Phoenix area so we decided to go check it out. It was a huge creative display with a large castle in the center, replica of many famous buildings surrounding it and a few trains moving around the display (my son's favorite part!). The gingerbread village is on display through January 3rd so there's still time to check it out. My favorite was the Taj Mahal - it was mostly constructed with white chocolate. Have you spotted any other local gingerbread displays?

JW Marriott Gingerbread Village

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Sweets Themed Christmas Tree

Simply Sweets Christmas Sweets Tree

Over the past few years I've started to collect Christmas tree ornaments with a sweets theme - cupcakes, cakes, chocolate and candy. Some of my favorite sources of sweets themed ornaments include KMart (Martha Stewart collection), Target, Crate and Barrel and Sur La Table.

Simply Sweets' Sweet Themed Christmas Tree

Since we're moving to a new larger storefront soon, next Christmas we'll display the tree at the Simply Sweets Shop. My collection is growing so I might have to upgrade to a larger tree and I'm thinking about maybe a pink one instead - what do you think?

Still on a search for the perfect tree topper - I've been searching for a cupcake tree topper but haven't found one yet.

Do you have any sweets themed ornaments on your tree? Please upload a photo on the Simply Sweets Facebook Fan page to share - we'd LOVE to see them.

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Red and Aqua Snowflake Cupcakes

red and turquoise snowflake minicupcakes cupcake tower display for Urban Kidz event

We created a small cupcake tower of holiday mini cupcakes and a tray of chocolate dipped oreos for a Sip and Shop event at Urban Kidz in Scottsdale - the event benefited the Tonya Allen Foundation.

Desserts for Urban Kidz Sip and Shop Event

While I was in the shop with my camera, I decided to snap a few shots of things that caught my eye - LOVE the zebra print infant shoes, the red and aqua funky holiday outfits (coordinates with my cupcakes), and the sassy Christmas stockings.

Urban Kidz zebra print toddler shoes

Urban Kidz Holiday Outfits

Urban Kidz Holiday displays

Urban Kidz Sassy Christmas Stockings

A few weeks ago, we participated in Night of 100 Stars put together by Urban Kidz - they've posted some great photos of the kids from the event on their website. check it out!

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Monogram Stockings Sugar Cookies

Our monogram stocking sugar cookies were very popular this year. Some were ordered as gifts, party favors, and I made one for my own son which was quite a hit when he saw the B on it just for him:

B monogram christmas stocking sugar cookie

Christmas stocking monogram sugar cookies

K monogram Christmas Stocking Sugar cookie

This last set was ordered for a party for all of the guests. Our customer also ordered our popular holiday cupcakes to serve for her party

Christmas cupcakes

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Simply Sweets Holiday Gifts

Its been a busy few weeks full filling orders for Peppermint Crunch Bark, bags of Holiday Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Chocolate dipped spoons and many of our other popular gift items ordered as gifts for teachers, coworkers, friends and family.

Holiday Gift Tins filled with Chocolate Dipped Oreos
holiday tin filled with 5 chocolate dipped oreos each topped with a snowflake

Holiday Gift Tins filled with Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers
holiday tin filled with 3 chocolate dipped graham crackers each topped with a snowflake

Holiday Gift Tins filled with Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers open

small holiday gift basket
small gift basket filled with peppermint crunch bark, mocha latte crunch bark and chocolate dipped oreos

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Ornament Sugar Cookies and Cupcake Gift Boxes

These cookies we ordered for a holiday cookie party - 2 dozen ornament shaped sugar cookies iced with our yummy glace icing! Our customer also ordered gift boxes filled with 1/2 dozen Christmas themed cupcakes.

holiday glace sugar cookies red and green

half dozen cupcake gift boxes Christmas designs

half dozen cupcake gift boxes Christmas designs 10 boxes

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Pink and Silver Holiday Party

pink glittery snowflake cupcakes

These sparkly pink snowflakes for created for a holiday party for a group of girlfriends

pink glittery snowflake cupcakes box

We also included 1 dozen chocolate dipped snowflake pretzels - these were free with the coupon that was in our holiday sweets newsletter. Are you subscribed to our newsletter?

snowflake chocolate dipped pretzels with pink ribbon

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Western Themed 60th Birthday - Red Bandana Print

Bandana print western themed 60th birthday cake

This cake was created for a western themed 60th birthday celebration. The cake was iced with a red banadana pattern with a rope border and topped with a red and brown 60. This cake design was inspired by the 60th birthday western themed Cactus Jack Birthday Cake we did a few years ago.

Inspiration Cake:

Western themed 60th Birthday Cake

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